EarthCraft Awards 2017

Located in the heart of Decatur, Georgia, Adams Street is a stellar example of high performance and energy efficiency in a residential application. Built by Seville Consulting, this single-family home was awarded the 2017 Decatur Design Award for Historic Preservation. Nearly the entire home is built with Zip System’s wall sheathing, providing an effective and virtually seamless air barrier around the entire structure. The house has 36-inch overhangs to provide shade from excess sun and protection from rain. The majority of the gutter downspouts are piped to an underground fl ow well, and the driveway is a combination of pervious concrete and pavers to eliminate excessive runoff from the site.